Turmeric Lemonade, sweetened with apple juice instead of sugar and infused with turmeric and ginger. A refreshing summer drink and a marriage made in heaven! 

Turmeric Gingerade - A refreshing sugar free lemonade that sooths, heals and helps detox the body.... made with fresh apple juice, lemon juice, turmeric root and ginger. | www.feastingathome.comAttention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. ~Weil

I’m so excited to share this Turmeric Lemonade with you!

Oh my goodness … I’ve haven’t been this excited about a drink since Water Kefir, which of course, I drink religiously, but this healing “lemonade” is, seriously, the best.  Sugar-free, it’s sweetened only with fresh apple juice.

Fresh squeezed lemons,  ginger and turmeric root give it such a refreshing boost of flavor – but what I love about this most is its cleansing, energizing and healing properties. It’s like giving your body a healing, magical elixir.

Turmeric Gingerade - A refreshing sugar free lemonade that sooths, heals and helps detox the body.... made with fresh apple juice, lemon juice, turmeric root and ginger. | www.feastingathome.com


Why I love turmeric lemonade!

Turmeric contains powerful anti-inflammatory compounds which sooth and heal the body. Here’s a list of my  10 Healing Turmeric Recipes, to help heal the body!

So if you are feeling tired, achy, overworked, groggy-headed, or struggle with swollen joints, this will help.

After a long hike or run, or a day of hard physical labor, this is a godsend.

Eastern medicine has been prescribing turmeric for thousands of years, and it’s not until recently that our modern science is beginning to catch up and understand its real potential.  It seems these compounds are as powerful as “Advil” and prescription medications, believe it or not, without any negative side effects.  Don’t take my word for it, do your own research and see what you find…it’s pretty amazing.

Turmeric is also an incredible “detoxer”  –  giving the liver a little boost of help when overworked or tired. It’s can help keep the cobwebs away in the brain, which I can always use.  But most of all, I just love the  refreshing flavor of this drink, and that there is no sugar added.

Ways to serve Turmeric Lemonade

I make a big batch of this and keep it in the fridge ( for up to 5 days).

Pour it over ice and if you prefer, top with sparkling water or gingerale!

Yes, you can even spike it for a party!

I’ve added bourbon, and vodka in the past- both super tasty!

Turmeric Gingerade - A refreshing sugar free drink that sooths, heals and helps detox the body.... made with fresh apple juice, lemon juice, turmeric root and ginger. | www.feastingathome.com


It’s hard to believe summer is coming to an end. It goes so fast!  Mornings are cool, and you can sense the change in the air. With all endings there are beginnings too, the coming of fall and all its brilliant colors and of course the fresh apples…. something to look forward to and embrace.

Enjoy the Turmeric Lemonade!

More recipes you may enjoy!

10 Healing Turmeric Recipes (Plus Top Health Benefits)

Jamu Juice (Bali’s anti-inflammatory Juice)

Turmeric Tea (Ayurvedic Detox Tea)

Turmeric Golden Root Juice

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Turmeric Lemonade

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A flavorful summer drink that is not only refreshing, its healing soothing and detoxing. Made with apple juice instead of sugar, it’s a healthier alternative to lemonade!  Spike it if you like for a refreshing cocktail.


Units Scale
  • 6 cups fresh apple juice (either freshly juiced apples like gala – about 12-14 apples, or fresh apple cider with no sugar added)
  • 13 tablespoons fresh turmeric root, no need to peel ( start conservative, taste, add more to taste) or stir in ground turmeric to taste.
  • 1/8 cup1/4 cup, unpeeled ginger root- or stir in ground ginger to taste.
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice, more to taste ( about 3-4 large lemons)


  1. Using a juicer, juice the apples and place in a large 2 quart mason jar or large pitcher. Alternatively you can use fresh apple cider ( with no sugar added).
  2. Juice the turmeric root, starting off conservatively, then juice ginger and lemons ( peel the lemons with a pairing knife and put in the juicer.)
  3. Stir this with the apple juice. Taste. Adjust. It should tasted balanced, sweet and tart, with the heat of ginger in the background ( add more if you want) and a hint of exotic turmeric ( add more to taste).
  4. Note: if adding little slices of turmeric through the juicer, its ok to pour a little splash of water ( or the apple juice) through the juicer, to get the turmeric to come out.
  5. Keep in the fridge and serve over ice for a refreshing summer drink, or top off with sparkling water.


Feel free to spike it for a party- bourbon or vodka works great here. Just add to taste.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 123
  • Sugar: 24.7 g
  • Sodium: 10.6 mg
  • Fat: 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg







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  1. I know the health benefits of the juices and that’s why I have my own juicing business. It’s a passion to express myself and to make humans healthy.

  2. I made this delicious and refreshing juice today. I don’t have a juicer so I used apple cider and put all the ingredients in my Vitamix blender. Then I strained it through a chinois strainer to get rid of the pulp. Since we love the taste of ginger and turmeric, I used 1/2 cup ginger (the stuff we get is pretty mild anyway) and 3 T. of turmeric. Wow, it is so good.

    1. Yes, add to the juice at the end….starting light and adding more to taste. Fresh turmeric has superior flavor so if you can find it, use it!

  3. Have you tried flavoring your kefir water with this juice? I live in Hawaii, and can grow both ginger and tumeric without any problems. Thank you for this awesome juice recipe! I also have an abundance of lemon trees. So if you have a great lemonaide recipe you want to share…just sayin!

    1. Hi Cher! Yes, I have! It’s great! I’m so jealous you have lemon trees! When I lived California we had one my mother planted when I was very little. It grew so tall and made many lemons. A few years back I Visited my old house and the new owners let me pick a few lemons. I planted the seeds and now have one 2 foot tree that I keep inside because it freezes here. I’m hoping some day it will make lemons too ?

  4. Forgive me for riffing this one, but I don’t have a juicer! (I hate to leave behind all that fiber…) I do have a NutriBullet though. I tossed a whole apple, lemon juice, and peeked turmeric and ginger root in with some water. Murkier than your beautiful clear version, of course, but the same great flavor and nutrition. I’m hooked and am chugging one daily. Thanks for yet another great recipe!


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